The Federal Government on Tuesday arraigned a Federal High Court judge, Adeniyi Ademola, before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

Mr. Ademola is one of the judges arrested by operatives of the State Security Service on October 8 on allegations of corruption.

He is alleged to have fraudulently acquired huge sums of money as gratification to impede the cause of justice.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola
Justice Adeniyi Ademola

Mr. Ademola, alongside his wife, Olubowale, is facing a 15-count charge of alleged fraud and abuse of office.

The office of the Attorney General had planned to arraign Mr. Ademola on December 5 but failed to do so because the judge was yet to be served with the originating summons for his trial.

The case is ongoing.

Evelyn Okakwu

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